Water Safety Instructor (WSI) Certification

at 92nd Street Y - Upper East Side

Course Details
$525 2 seats left
Start Date:

Sat, Nov 12, 10:00am - Nov 19, 7:00pm Eastern Time (2 sessions)

Upper East Side, Manhattan
1395 Lexington Ave
At 92nd St
New York, New York 10128
Room: N332 Swimming Pool 3rd Fl
Purchase Options
Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 16 and older
Average Class Size: 12

Flexible Reschedule Policy: This provider has flexible, free rescheduling for any-in person workshop. Please see the cancellation policy for more details

What you'll learn in this swimming lesson:

Become an American Red Cross Swimming Instructor.

  • 16 years of age on or before the last date of the course
  • Complete online Blended Learning before the first day of class, link will be emailed to you once you have registered for the class
  • Complete precourse session which includes:
Swim the following skills at a learn-to-swim Level 4

     1. Front Crawl-25 yards.
     2. Back Crawl-25 yards.
     3. Breaststroke-25 yrds.
     4. Elementary Backstroke-25 yards.
     5. Sidestroke-25 yards.
     6. Butterfly-25 yards.
  • Maintain position on back 1 minute in deep water (sculling is allowed)
  • Tread water 1 minute
In order to become a Water Safety Instructor you must complete the precourse skills, attend all classes, participate and be prepared for the four teach-back assignments and score at least an 80% on the final written exam. All class participants must arrive on time, have homework assignments finished and ready for review each day of class and receive feedback from fellow classmates with maturity and an open-mind.

Course Length:
The Blended Learning course is 30 hours long based on 6 students. This class includes an on-line portion that must be completed prior to the first day of class. Participants must complete all 30 hours to be eligible for certification.

There is an American Red Cross fee of $35 that must be paid to the American Red Cross that is in addition to the fee for the course. Once you register for the class you will be emailed a link to the American Red Cross where you will be walked through the registration steps and asked to pay the fee. You will also be able to complete the on-line portion of the course with this link.

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Refund Policy

Refund Policies:

92nd Street Y is not responsible for providing makeup classes or issuing refunds for programs missed as a result of illness, emergencies or other events beyond our control.

There are no refunds for outings, classes or workshops that meet fewer than three times per semester.

If you are unable to attend, you may contact Customer Service prior to the first date for a receipt that enables you to claim your contribution as a tax-deductible gift.

Unless otherwise noted in program description, the following schedule applies to programs which meet three times or more per semester:

  • To receive a 100% refund, written request must be received 2 weeks prior to the first session.
  • To receive a 75% refund, written request must be received at least one day prior to the first session.
  • To receive a 50% refund, written request must be received at least one day prior to the second session.
  • After that, refunds cannot be granted.

All refund requests must be submitted in writing to Customer Service. Refunds are computed from the date written notice is received.

To receive a refund, you must enclose the original of your confirmation letter.

Please allow three to four weeks for processing of your refund request. Processing fees, membership fees, auditions fees and class or exercise cards are not refundable. No cash refunds.


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Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
10:00am - 7:00pm Eastern Time TBD 2 $525
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Sat, Nov 19 10:00am - 7:00pm Eastern Time TBD

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